[unisog] Public or Private IP addresses?

Gary Flynn flynngn at jmu.edu
Fri Oct 14 17:46:06 GMT 2005


Stejerean, Cosmin wrote:

> I will restate my question to make it clearer.
> 
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> 
> NAT is commonly used is to allow multiple computers to share a pool of 
> public IP addresses, but this is usually not necessary for universities 
> that have a large public IP range. I was wondering what other reasons 
> universities in particular have for using NAT (dynamic or static). 
> Static NAT will solve the problem of tracking machines but does it offer 
> any advantage over using properly firewalled public IP addresses instead?

None that make it worthwhile IMHO. :)

-- 
Gary Flynn
Security Engineer
James Madison University
www.jmu.edu/computing/security


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